Nerissa

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

English name, invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), possibly derived from Greek Νηρεις (Nereis) = 'Nereid', 'sea-nymph', daughter of the ancient sea-god Nereus, whose name is related to naros = 'flowing', 'I flow', 'liquid' [1]

Related Names

Nerissa
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Nerissa
Genitive: Nerissas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Nerissa
Genitive: Nerissan
Partitive: Nerissaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Nerissa
Genitive: Nerissas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Nerissa
Genitive: Nerissas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[3]
14 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[4]
14 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[5]
13 14 0 0
Finland Finland[2]
n.a. 19 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Nerissa.

Sources: [5] [3] [4] [2]

References

  1. Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  3. 3.0 3.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/